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Summer Concert Music Series - Summer Music Associates 46th season.

posted May 15, 2019, 8:03 AM by Doreen Salera

Summer Music Associates

Announces 2019 Concert Season

Exceptional Music, Minutes from Home


Bringing distinctive, diverse, and predominantly classical music concerts to the Lake Sunapee-New London region is the mission of Summer Music Associates and what a spectacular 46th season is planned for this year.


The esteemed Boston Civic Symphony, now in its 95th year, will return for the eighth time to New London. Francisco Noya is the orchestra’s new and very dynamic musical director.  Francisco is a native of Venezuela and is a prominent figure in the Boston and New England music scene where he has earned a reputation as a versatile interpreter of symphonic and operatic literature. The program will include the Cello Concerto Op. 85 in E Minor by Sir Edward Elgar, BRANNON CHO, Cellist; Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner; and the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky.


The Rastrelli Cello Quartet joins the roster bringing some of “the best qualities of the venerated Russian cello tradition, namely lustrous tone combined with soulful expression.”  Their program, “From Brahms to Beatles” will delight and astound.

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play is back!  An evening of rousing blues and jazz and crazy harmonica playing will have you out of your seats!


Our very own William Ögmundson, pianist, will perform the premier of his program, “American Beauty.”  The program with original arrangements traces the history of American music from Gottschalk and the simple melodies of the Shakers to the modern Bumble Boogie.


The Beacon Brass Quintet returns to New London with a wide spectrum of music beginning with early works by Wiliam Byrd and ranging to the luscious melodies of Leonard Bernstein. 


Boston Civic Symphony:  Saturday, June 22

Sawyer Theater, Colby-Sawyer College

541 Main Street, New London


Rastrelli Cello Quartet:  Thursday, July 18

First Baptist Church

461 Main Street, New London


Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play: Saturday, July 27

Sawyer Theater, Colby-Sawyer College


William Ögmundson, Pianist: Thursday, August 15

First Baptist Church, New London


The Beacon Brass Quintet: Thursday, August 22

First Baptist Church, New London


All concerts begin at 7:00 PM. 

Tickets: Adults $25, Students $5.  Season tickets: $100 for five concerts.  GIFT TICKETS are available and may be presented at any of the five 2019 concerts. Purchase on the Website,; by phone 603-526-8234; by mail, PO Box 603, New London, NH 03257; at the door the evening of the concert; or (by check or cash) at Tatewell Gallery, Morgan Hill Bookstore, and the New London Chamber of Commerce.